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  • Der Erste Weltkriegby Volker Berghahn

    C.H. Beck 2015; US$ 7.46

    Knapp und anschaulich stellt dieser nun in fünfter, aktualisierter und ergänzter Auflage vorliegende Band die Geschichte des Ersten Weltkriegs dar. Volker Berghahn erläutert darin nicht nur die Militär- und Politikgeschichte des Krieges, sondern auch die Sozial- und Alltagsgeschichte an Front und Heimatfront. Ein Vorwort zur Neuauflage behandelt zunächst... more...

  • Gretel's Storyby Gretel Wachtel

    Lyons Press 2012; US$ 15.99

    The spellbinding account of the life of a young woman in Hamburg during the Second World War. Gretel Wachtel bore witness to the disappearance of her best friend during Kristallnacht, the infamous night of atrocities against the Jewish population in 1938, and during the war she endured the constant bombing of her beloved Hamburg by the Allies,... more...

  • Wendell Fertig and His Guerrilla Forces in the Philippinesby Kent Holmes

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 39.95

    Creating a guerrilla movement to fight the Japanese occupation of the Philippines (1942-1945) presented Colonel Wendell Fertig with some formidable challenges. Unlike the other islands in the archipelago, Mindanao had a large Moslem (Moro) population. By using Moro and American leadership he was able to bring the Moro people into the movement. Fertig... more...

  • Der Zweite Weltkriegby Rolf-Dieter Müller; Uwe Puschner

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2015; US$ 171.66

    In nur sieben Jahren hatte Hitler Deutschland rücksichtslos auf Gleichschaltung und Kriegswirtschaft getrimmt. Am 1. September 1939 begann er mit dem Überfall auf Polen seinen Plan der Eroberung Europas. Der ?größte militärische Konflikt? in der Geschichte der Menschheit (Jörg Echternkamp) forderte zwischen 60 und 70 Millionen Menschenleben. Der profilierte... more...

  • Last to Dieby Stephen Harding

    Da Capo Press 2015; US$ 26.99

    From a New York Times bestselling author, the story of how a young American airman became the last to die in World War II more...

  • After Thisby Alice Nelson

    Fremantle Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelist Alice Nelson provides the introductory essay for After This, a powerful collection of narratives by fourteen Holocaust survivors. Alice worked closely with local survivors and their families to present each individual?s record of those terrible years – stories like that of Rosa Levy, whose tale of... more...

  • From Nighthawk to Spitfireby John K Shelton

    The History Press 2015; US$ 24.78

    R J Mitchell was virtually self-taught; surprisingly, almost all his other 24 aircraft were slow-flying seaplanes. How a lad from the land-locked Midlands, apprenticed to a locomotive works, came to be responsible for the Spitfire is a great tale in itself. This detailed book tells us how Mitchell learned his trade - from 1916, contributing to the... more...

  • Clare and the Great Warby Joe Power

    The History Press 2015; US$ 29.17

    More than 4,000 Clare men took part in the Great War and about 600 of them were killed, with many hundreds more injured physically and mentally by the conflict. Their experience of the Great War in different theatres of war from the Western Front to Gallipoli is revisited, and includes first hand testimony through letters send home to friends and... more...

  • Kollateralopferby Matthias Gillner; Volker Stümke

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2015; US$ 49.15

    Die Luftschläge von Kundus am 4. September 2009, durch die etwa 100 Menschen ums Leben kamen und etliche weitere schwer verletzt wurden, zeigten einmal mehr das enorme Skandalisierungspotenzial von zivilen Opfern militärischer Gewaltanwendung nicht nur in Deutschland. In diesem Band gehen Offiziere, Vertreter von (N)GOs und Wissenschaftler... more...